Tag Archives: Resilience

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    Crisis Preparation: What To Do

    The key steps to take NOW, before the next crisis hits
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, September 23, 2017, 1:34 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • Why doing nothing is no longer an option
    • Our recommended steps to take for
      • Finances
      • Home
      • Personal Safety
      • Health
    • Plus: lots of links to related resources

    If you have not yet read Part 1: When a Storm Approaches available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    What To Do

    Broken models and bad ideas eventually catch up with you. That day is coming. As to when, I clearly don’t know.

    If there’s an outbreak of war with North Korea than that could easily precipitate the breakdown, especially if the conflict spreads across superpowers. That could happen at any time, so the lessons from the hurricanes is this; get ready now.

    Barring some sort of kinetic follies, the farthest I can see things carrying on as they have is until 2019 or 2020 when the profound lack of investment in oil will show up as an oil supply shortfall that will result in much higher oil prices. Those higher prices will run smack into ~$250 trillion of global debt and ~4x that amount of un(der)funded liabilities. I covered that thesis in this report, which is worth a re-read (or a first read in case you haven’t already).

    The global equity markets are floating along on a sea of liquidity which has allowed them to seriously depart from the underlying fundamentals and from any sense of risk. When neither fundamentals nor risk apply, you have a bubble on your hands.

    Bubbles are always in search of a pin. None of us can predict what that pin might be, but it’s out there.

    When the next downturn finally comes, it will be with the force of a hundred corrections denied. We’ll be falling from a much higher level of insanity and self-delusion. Once again we’ll discover that prosperity cannot be printed out of thin air. History doesn’t repeat, they say, but when it comes to bubbles it certainly does. They are always the same; they arise from too-easy credit.

    Here’s what I think everybody should do, regardless of circumstances…

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    You’re Likely A Lot Less Prepared For Crisis Than You Realize

    Lessons from the recent rash of natural disasters
    by Chris Martenson

    Friday, September 22, 2017, 7:25 PM

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    It seems as if Mother Nature is waking up. Either she's trying to send humans an important warning, or perhaps she's just out to kill us all.

    Massive storms across the globe, earthquakes, and collapsing ecosystems all combine to remind us that we are indeed intimately connected to our planet's natural systems. And that our well-being rests on staying on Mother Nature's good side.

    Well, Mother Nature has seemed pretty pissed at us of late. Her recent punishments should be taken as a disciplinary wake-up call.

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    Failure To Communicate

    The mass media still doesn't "get" the resilience movement
    by Adam Taggart

    Tuesday, July 18, 2017, 1:06 AM

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    The mass media simply doesn't have an established reference point for the concerned citizen who, through education and foresight, decides to take prudent steps today to reduce their future vulnerability while increasing their level of personal prosperity.

    So, movements like ours get shunted into the existing constructs they do know, pretty much all of which exist on the "fringe".

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    Learning From The TV (Imagine That!)

    Shows offering lessons in resilience
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, January 26, 2017, 1:28 AM

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    Amidst the vast sea of cable-network detritus, every so often there's a show or two that I find worthwhile — either for entertainment or for learning something.

    Recently, there are two shows I'm currently enjoying that deliver on both counts. And very surprisingly, they're "reality TV" — a genre I usually associate as the worst of the worst when it comes to low-quality programming. But I'm finding I'm learning some useful lessons from these two series, and I thought I'd take a moment to share my observations for those who might want to tune in and see for themselves.

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    Jack Spirko: The Road To Resilience

    Requires a good map. Got one?
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, January 31, 2016, 5:17 PM

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    Continuing our focus on solutions, this week we're joined on the podcast by Jack Spirko. His daily podcast focuses on practical, actionable steps each of us can take to "live a better life, if times get tough or even if they don't" — a mission nicely aligned with the one we pursue here at Peak Prosperity.

    In this wide-ranging discussion, Jack and Chris discuss the need for spreading awareness of the Three Es, the professional challenges in doing so, and how individuals can go about pursuing both security and prosperity in the face of the likely disruptive changes to come.

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    Resilience As The Key To Crisis-Proof Wealth

    Some highlights from our recent media tour
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, December 6, 2015, 7:49 PM

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    Given Friday's important swing low in the precious metals, we're hard at work this weekend finishing up a lengthy analysis of the fundamentals ahead for gold & silver.

    But in the interim, we want to make sure that our podcast listeners don't go without their weekly fix.

     

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    Prepare Now!

    Defensive, prudent actions to take today
    by Chris Martenson

    Saturday, August 22, 2015, 2:09 AM

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    Executive Summary

    • The 8 defensive actions I've taken in the past 6 weeks
    • The 2 lists you should have prepared in case things unravel from here
    • How to hedge against a market correction
    • In terms of preparations, it's much better to be a month or two early than a day late

    If you have not yet read Part 1: Making Sense Of The Sudden Market Plunge available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

    Nothing forces us to know
    What we do not want to know
    Except pain.

    ~  Aeschylus

    My personal standard of issuing an Alert is that I have to come across a piece of information that causes me to personally take some sort of action.  While I don’t have any particular piece of news – rather I have the assortment of data points listed in Part 1 of this report plus some that did not make it in – I am finding myself increasing my personal preparations. 

    I am being extra cautious these days, weary of sending out yet another report to ‘be cautious, and prepared’ only to have the “”markets”” rocket back up  a few days later for no reason and on no news.

    Further, I take no joy in…

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    The Self-Employed Middle Class Hardly Exists Anymore

    Why owning your own income is more important than ever now
    by charleshughsmith

    Saturday, May 16, 2015, 8:57 AM

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    Of course, the easiest path to financial independence is being born into a wealthy, well-connected family.

    But since few of us win that born-rich lottery, this article addresses the important question: How do “the rest of us” carve out financial independence?

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    Becca Martenson: Building Community

    How to increase the value of the relationships in your life
    by Adam Taggart

    Sunday, May 10, 2015, 7:17 PM

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    Building community takes time and real effort. Especially in today's society, where many of the old social norms that fostered community during our grandparents age have been severed by suburban fences, the rat-race workstyle, and the false sense of belonging offered by television and the Internet.

    So how exactly does one do it?

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    What Should I Do? – Crash Course Chapter 26

    Take prudent steps NOW, while there's still time
    by Adam Taggart

    Saturday, January 10, 2015, 3:43 PM

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    If there’s one message to take away from this newly-updated Crash Course video series, it’s this:  It’s time for you to become more resilient and more engaged. Things are changing quickly and nobody knows how much time we have before the next economic, ecological or energy related crisis erupts.  Nobody knows when, but we do have a pretty good idea of what is coming.

    And it is within your control to enter the coming future with a higher degree of security, prosperity and fulfillment than you enjoy now.

     

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